Travis Scott, an American rapper, would not perform at the Day N Vegas event this weekend. The headlining performance at the Las Vegas Flfestival grounds was set for Saturday, November 13, just under a week to his own Astroworld festival at Houston’s NRG Park, when eight people perished between the ages of 14 and 27.
According to Variety, Scott is “too devastated to play” and would provide full refunds to everybody who purchased Astroworld tickets. Travis Scott declared that he will help the families of a eight people that have died at Astroworld by covering their burial fees. Scott also announced a collaboration with BetterHelp, a well-known online and telephone-based treatment service. BetterHelp, in collaboration well with rapper as well as co-creator of Astroworld, will give free one-on-one sessions with just a professional therapist to people who sign up through the dedicated link, as part of any emotional help initiatives.
As per the Houston Chronicle, a “mass casualty” incident was proclaimed on November 5 at 9:38 p.m., 32 minutes ever since Scott’s set started, while crowd surges allegedly began, however the show proceeded till Scott played throughout his scheduled set list as well as completed on time at 10:15 p.m.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner justified allowing the event to continue, claiming that stopping it abruptly would have resulted in a riot. Apple Music broadcast the event live to a worldwide audience, with Drake joining Scott on stage for the last songs of his set. As the scale of the first night’s deaths became clear, the festival’s second night, scheduled for Saturday, was abruptly cancelled.
Day N Vegas, similar Astroworld, is indeed a general-admission festival wherein, in normal circumstances, spectators must compete for great viewing spots. On Saturday night, Scott was scheduled to perform upon that main stage, nicknamed the Frank Stage, during 10:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., after sets by Lil Baby and Doja Cat. Roddy Ricch, whose opened for Scott at Astroworld and committed his festival proceeds towards the families of all those who perished on Saturday, has a major stage position at Day N Vegas on Friday, which will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar. On Sunday, Tyler the Creator is the featured artist.
Multiple lawsuits brought inside the aftermath of Astroworld, with at most one mentioning Drake (a surprise guest during Scott’s concert) as a co-defendant. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Live Nation Entertainment (Astroworld’s principle producer) as well as other organisers, including one filed by Astroworld attendee Manuel Souza on Saturday in Harris County District Court, alleging that Scott, ScoreMore, as well as Live Nation have been “grossly negligent” for such “predictable as well as preventable tragedy” that left him wounded.